How Does Music Change Your Body Chemistry?

“Where the words fail, music speaks.”

~Hans Christian Andersen

Music is an art of producing sounds, which delimits or opens up to different pitches, rhythms, timbres, dynamics, tempos, melodies, harmonies and textures. The language of the music cannot be encompassed in a single line. Music is practiced in different forms such as from rapping to classical and, solely vocal pieces to the instrumental pieces. It has a long history and background, Indians defined the music as the sound of horizontally orchestrated tones as melody and vertically ordered tones as harmony. When we see a broader picture, music is not just an organized pattern of sound waves but has a much deeper meaning and philosophy.

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”     

~ Plato

Music is such a powerful weapon that has the ability to change your body chemistry. There has been conducting many experiments to investigate the psychological effect of music on minds, bodies and even on our surroundings. It is fascinating to know how music changes the internal pharmacy of your body and how our body reacts emotionally and physically in the result. Different types of music waves of certain frequency affect your body hormones in different ways. It is the form of sound waves of different frequencies that our brain can understand and react accordingly.

“This music heals people because music is vibration and the propervibration heals.”   

~Wynton Marsalis

A certain kind of music releases pleasing hormones in your brain such as dopamine and serotonin that ultimately regulates the moods, body temperature, hunger, sexuality and tiredness. Like classical music, screamo music will not release similar pleasure hormones but aggravates your soul and body. It is a well-researched fact that good quality music improves our cognitive abilities, decreases stress level, increases the activities of the brain and treats various other diseases. The music is such a powerful energy that it is considered as food for soul and body.

“Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.”

~Ludwig van Beethoven

There is a strong influence of music in regulating or mediating your spiritual and sensual life. Either it is the music of nature, of your surroundings or in an orchestrated form. It immensely affects the thoughts, emotions and even the physical nature of every being. It’s rhythm programs your body and mind to react in a certain way. Those who have the ability to listen and understand its rhythm, they are the mediator of their own souls and minds. Therefore, do listen and understand the language of music to achieve eternity.